Energy Management



LAWA is committed to maximizing the energy efficiency of its building systems and promoting the use of renewable energy. Continued improvements in equipment technology, fuel efficiency, building controls, and operational practices offer opportunities to reduce energy costs and air emissions.
Energy management strategies include:

  • Replacing the old Central Utility Plant (CUP) with a state-of-the-art LEED Gold facility in 2014. This facility provides heating and cooling for the entire Central Terminal Area.
  • Participating in the LADWP’s Demand Response Program, curtailing the CUP’s energy use during peak demand periods.
  • Generating solar energy onsite.



Performance Summary

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Our Stories

Energy-Efficient Central Utility Plant Opens

The replacement CUP will save LAX an estimated $7 million annually in electrical and natural-gas use. State-of-the-art pollution-control equipment will also reduce carbon-dioxide emissions equivalent to removing 1,000 cars from the road. The facility generates its own electricity for operations that will result in an estimated $2 million in rebates from the L.A. Department of Water and Power.

First solar project completed at LAX

The first LAX on-site renewable energy project was completed in 2021 at the new Airport Police Facility. The project has a 75kW system capacity with an annual generation of over 153,000 kWh of solar energy equivalent to providing power to 19.7 homes per year.

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